Steve’s Real Food, a pet food company located in Murray, Utah, is recalling its 5 lb. bags Turducken Canine Diet – 8oz. Patties because of possible salmonella contamination. The company, selling raw meat dog food nationwide, distributed the affected patties from October 2012 to January 2013 in retail stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, California, Minnesota and Tennessee.
Food contaminated with salmonella can sicken the pets consuming the food as well as humans handling the pet food. Pets infected by salmonella may have the following symptoms: being lethargic, suffering from diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and / or vomiting, having fever, having abdominal pain or having merely a decreased appetite. They can also be carriers of salmonella and infect other animals or people.
Having prided itself in achieving a zero recall goal until now, Steve’s Real Food had to suspend the production of Turducken Canine Diet after tests done by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture detected the possible salmonella contamination. So far, the problem has not caused any known illnesses, and the company, together with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is trying to find the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Steve’s Real Food 5 lb. bags Turducken Canine Diet should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. If they have any further questions, they can call the company at: 801-540-8481 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST or email to: email@example.com.
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